Topics in Music History
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/28/2023||12/11/2023||TR||9:40am - 11:00am||PCAC M220|
This semester, the course will focus on several connections between music and concepts of power in Western culture including: representations of the Orpheus legend from Greek mythology; Romantic assertions about the power of music; music as a tool of oppression and resistance during the Third Reich; and critical theories about the positive and negative power of popular music in modern Western society. The goal for the course is to provide you with a variety of perspectives from which to contemplate how music functions in our culture, and to critically assess some of our accepted truisms and platitudes about the power of music.